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Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (529 698-2)

In what was a giant undertaking (even for producer Norman Granz), pianist Oscar Peterson recorded ten Songbook albums during 1952-1954 and when his trio changed, nine more in 1959. Both of his George Gershwin projects (one from 1952 and the other from 1959) have been reissued in full on this single CD. The earlier date matches the brilliant Peterson with guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Brown, while the 1959 session has Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. The Songbook series found Peterson playing concise (around three-minute) versions of tunes, and he always kept the melody in the forefront. The results are not innovative or unique, but they are tasteful and reasonably enjoyable. Since five of the songs are played by both groups, a comparison between the two units is interesting.
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 194:34 minutes | 8,25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1959 six disc set from Ella Fitzgerald is the largest and most ambitious in her celebrated Song Book series, consisting of her interpretations of 59 Gershwin tunes, including her Grammy-winning version of But Not For Me. The album also marks Fitzgerald's first collaboration with arranger Nelson Riddle, a partnership that would yield further recordings in the 1960s.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959) {4CD Box Set Verve 539 759-2 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.40 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 591 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 314 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1998 Verve / PolyGram | 539 759-2 | Verve Master Edition | 20bit remaster
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

During the late '50s, Ella Fitzgerald continued her Song Book records with Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, releasing a series of albums featuring 59 songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Those songs, plus alternate takes, were combined on a four-disc box set, Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book, in 1998. These performances are easily among Fitzgerald's very best, and for any serious fan, this is the ideal place to acquire the recordings, since the sound and presentation are equally classy and impressive.
Oscar Peterson - Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959/2015) [24bit/192kHz]

Oscar Peterson - Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:44 minutes | 1,54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1959 release from pianist Oscar Peterson is one of several albums he recorded in the 1950s dedicated to specific composers. Peterson revisits many of the same songs he included on an earlier Gershwin album, backed on these sessions by Ray Brown on double bass and drummer Ed Thigpen.
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2013) [24bit/192kHz]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 180:31 minutes | 7,99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook is a collection of songs by George and Ira Gerswhin and recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Recorded in 1959 when Ella was 41, the collection contains 59 compositions by Gershwin, which were arranged by Nelson Riddle. One notable performance from this recording is Fitzgerald's rendition of "But Not for Me", which won her the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance (Female). Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook was also listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear before You Die.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1996) {REPOST}

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1996) {REPOST}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 369 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Standards, Vocal Jazz | Label ~ Verve Music Group
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (1956-1964) [16CD Box Set] (1993) (Repost)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (1956-1964) [16CD Box Set] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 4,68 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 2,19 GB | Covers - 379 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: PolyGram Records/Verve Records (314-519-832-2)

This admittedly pricey - but by all means mandatory - Grammy Award-winning box set is the final word on the "songbooks" recorded by Ella Fitzgerald between 1956 and 1964. The audio contents have been completely remastered and each title has been expanded - wherever possible - to include previously unissued material. In terms of packaging, the producers went to extreme lengths to create exact reproductions of all the vintage LP jacket artwork. Even going so far as to precisely miniaturize the entire hardbound text The Gershwins: Words Upon Music that accompanied their 1959 collection as well as the booklet that came with the Ellington anthology…
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (1993) {REPOST}

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (1993) {REPOST}
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 16 CDs | 4.85 Gb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Vocal Jazz | Label ~ Verve Music Group
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Song Books (1956-1964) (1993) 16CD *Repost*

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Song Books (1956-1964) (1993) 16CD
EAC, FLAC tracks, CUE+LOG - 4.7 GB | MP3 320 CBR - 2.2 GB | Scans - 395 MB
Vocal/Jazz | 1993 Polygram/Verve | 5% recovery record | Source: internet

This admittedly pricey – but by all means mandatory – Grammy Award-winning box set is the final word on the "songbooks" recorded by Ella Fitzgerald between 1956 and 1964. The audio contents have been completely remastered and each title has been expanded – wherever possible – to include previously unissued material.